A Guide to Ceiling Lighting in Your Home
When browsing ceiling lighting fixtures, it can be easy to get distracted by big, bold, beautiful pieces. However, when picking ceiling lighting fixtures for your home, it is important that your piece fits perfectly. This includes both the size of the fixture and its design and aesthetic. In this blog post, we have created a helpful guide for picking the perfect ceiling light for your home. To browse ceiling lighting fixtures, check out Siga Home Comfort’s online lighting store for Toronto. It features a range of beautiful fixtures to compliment any size of space.
Make Sure to Measure
When purchasing ceiling lighting fixtures it is important to consider both the dimensions of its destined room and the size of the fixture itself. Start by determining the dimensions of the room where you will install your new fixture. You will want to determine the height, width, and length of the room to help you find the perfect place to hang your fixture. Then, you want to consider the size of several different ceiling light fixtures that you might consider installing.
Many interior designers use a ratio to find the perfect sized light fixture for a room. They start with the height of the room in feet and multiple it by 2.5-3 inches. For example, if you have a 10-foot room, you would end up with a value of 25-30 inches as the ideal height for a light fixture in the room.
How Low Will It Hang
Depending on your personal style, you may want a fixture that is larger or smaller than the ideal size. However, it will still be important to consider the clearance below the light. Depending on the height of your family members or furniture you may want more or less clearance in a given room. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 7 feet of clearance below a ceiling fixture in any room where someone may walk below the lights.
Where to Hang Your Ceiling Light
Depending on the type and location of your light fixture, you may want it to hang in different locations on your ceiling. For example, in a kitchen, you may want your light fixture perfectly centred over a kitchen table or island. However, in a foyer, you may be more flexible with the exact location of the light fixture. The placement of your light fixture will also vary if you are planning on having multiple lights over a given space (such as two fixtures over a kitchen island).
At Siga Home Comfort, we sell one-of-a-kind ceiling light fixtures in the Greater Toronto Area. Our online lighting store serves Toronto and beyond with beautiful fixtures for foyers, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. All our lighting fixtures are shipped free across Canada and we currently offer no tax on any of our models. For more information on any of our lighting fixtures, or to order a modern lighting piece today, contact the Siga team at 437-266-9123.